August 25, 1921
|Died||September 30, 2017 (aged 96)|
|Occupation||Game show host, actor, producer, singer, sportscaster|
|Spouse(s)||Marilyn Plottel |
(m. September 28, 1947–June 5, 2017; her death)
Monte Halparin, OC, OM (August 25, 1921 – September 30, 2017), known as Monty Hall, was a Canadian television producer, actor, singer, comedian, and sportscaster. He was best known as host of the television game show Let's Make a Deal.
Early life[change | change source]
The Monty Hall problem[change | change source]
Since Hall was on Let's Make a Deal, Hall's name is used in a probability puzzle known as the "Monty Hall problem", which examines the counter-intuitive effect of switching one's choice of doors, one of which hides a prize, if "Monty" reveals an unwanted item behind a door the player did not choose.
Personal life[change | change source]
Death[change | change source]
References[change | change source]
- Monty Hall; Bill Libby (1973). Emcee Monty Hall. New York: Grosset & Dunlap. ISBN 0-448-01551-X. Retrieved November 14, 2013.
- Knelman, Martin (October 7, 2009). "How Monty Hall made a deal with fame". The Star. Toronto. Retrieved May 13, 2010.
- "St. John's High School hits 100". CBC News. June 18, 2010.
- Tierney, John (July 21, 1991). "Behind Monty Hall's Doors: Puzzle, Debate and Answer?". The New York Times. Retrieved 2010-05-26.
- Marilyn Hall Dies: Emmy-Winning TV Producer & Wife Of Monty Hall Was 90
- "Let's Make A Deal' host Monty Hall dead at 96". foxnews.com. Fox News. September 30, 2017. Retrieved September 30, 2017.
- Nyren, Erin (September 30, 2017). "Monty Hall, Host of 'Let's Make A Deal,' Dies at 96". Variety. Retrieved September 30, 2017.